If you’re a new Microsoft Partner Network member, or just need a refresher about the training opportunities Microsoft offers to partners, we want to provide you with an “at-a-glance” guide. Whether you are preparing to pass a certification exam or assessment to meet competency or subscription requirements, or just want to sharpen your skills, the resources below will help you find training that meets your needs. 

The Training and Events tab on the U.S. partner portal provides you with a central point of information about tools that help you take advantage of training opportunities and promotions, including:

  • Regional Partner Training Finders – Get a six-week outlook of in-person and virtual local training and events to build your training plan.
  • The Learning Plan Tool – Recommended training from a variety of sources, including the Partner Learning Center, TechNet, MSDN, and Microsoft Learning is organized into “learning plans” that are organized by product, competency, business skills/licensing, role, and exam.
  • Partner Exam Academy – Prepare to pass the Microsoft Certification exams required to attain a Microsoft competency.
  • Partner Learning Paths – Training guidance organized by product, competency, or solution.
  • Training Promotions and Offers – Special offers to save you money on training and certification, and opportunities to win prizes.

You’ll find up-to-date information about the above-listed tools and training opportunities in these communications:

  • U.S. Partner Newsletter –Delivered to your inbox twice a month as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, this newsletter offers training recommendations according to your role and your company’s business. The content from the U.S. partner newsletter is also published to the U.S. Partner Team blog.
  • U.S. Partner Learning Blog – Think of this blog as a companion to the Training and Events tab on the U.S. partner portal. We regularly post information related to training courses, tools, recommendations, and promotions. You can subscribe by email to have our posts land directly in your inbox, too.
  • On Twitter @mslearningcurve, we post dates, times, and links for upcoming trainings and local events, plus provide updates on tools like those listed above. You don’t have to be a member of Twitter to read and click through links in the feed, and you can subscribe to receive this feed via text.
  • Our counterparts in the Worldwide Partner Group publish training-related information on their Twitter feed at @mpntraining and on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/msftpartnertraining.

We hope these resources and tips for staying connected will help you quickly and easily find and take the training you need to meet your Microsoft Partner Network goals.